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Today's News

  • Road work ahead

    The Kentucky Department of Transportation has announced that Spencer County motorists should expect shoulder closures and delays due to brush removal

    Work is scheduled to occur on KY 55, KY 155, and KY 65.

    Inclement weather or other unforeseen circumstances may occur, so the information below is strictly of an advisory nature and is subject to change with no notice.

    Dial 511 or log on to 511.ky.gov for the latest in statewide traffic and travel information in the

    Commonwealth of Kentucky.

     

  • LETTER: Just what is our future?

    There is a small article in the January, 2009 Reader’s Digest, on page 20 (I always wondered how you could come out with something the year before). It is under a little heading ‘Money’.

    It reads:

    “Some new ideas floated by U.S. economists and experts, gathered by the Washington Post.

    • Have states suspend their sales tax.

    • Boost home sales by lowering mortgage rates to 4 percent.

    • Recalculate mortgage terms when values in an area fall 20 percent.

  • Shop with a Cop

    A fresh towel was all one kid wanted. Another asked for pillows.

    When the shopping extravaganza ended one kid came back screaming: “I got everything I wanted.”

    “He was so excited,” said David Young, a chaperone for this season’s Shop-With-a-Cop program –– a holiday shopping spree for needy children sponsored each year by the Spencer County Sheriff’s Department.

    “You take a lot of it for granted when you have it,” said Young.

  • LETTER: We gather together

    Friday evening, we gathered at Robin Garcia’s house. Then we caravanned to the Sanctuary Arts Center for their music jam session. This was my first visit to the Sanctuary, and I was pleasantly surprised. The first level had all sorts of art, including handcrafts, all for sale. We walked upstairs, and it was a very large room with a variety of people and musicians. There was even talent there that you wouldn’t expect outside of the political arena!!

    But people were there that I would have never expected to see!

  • MATTER OF OPINION: Merry “tax”mas

    Money seems to be all anyone can talk about these days – and not in a good way. Scary words, like layoffs and furloughs, are being used in everyday conversations around coffee pots throughout the nation.

    Even right here in our community, County Attorney Ruth Hollan is trying to figure out how to do her job of protecting the good guys and locking up the bad guys while the state proposes cut, after cut, after cut.

  • FAITH FOR TODAY: Time out for Christmas

    The song says Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year, but sometimes it just seems like the most hectic! We can’t even get to Thanksgiving anymore before the Christmas rush is upon us. Then there is “Black Friday, and now there’s “Cyber Monday,” and all the special shopping days they can think to fit into the month before Christmas.

  • Bear bags, newest fashion trend

    A new blue bag allows consumers to “go green” –– sales from it simultaneously supports the environment and local schools.

    It’s called the “Bear Bag,” a multi-purpose, re-usable tote that prominently features a silk-screened paw from Spencer County’s mascot.

    The bags are made from 100 percent recycled, non-woven polypropylene fibers. All proceeds support academic and athletic programs at Spencer County schools.

  • Lady Bears shock Campbellsville in second half

    The Spencer County Lady Bears split a pair of games last week, including a 43-35 come-from-behind victory at Campbellsville Thursday night.

    The Lady Bears started sharp, racing out to a 9-4 lead, but then struggled on both ends of the floor as the Lady Eagles were able to battle back and took a double-digit lead late in the second quarter.

  • UK’s young Wildcats still learning

    Bluegrass buzz: What about Kentucky’s Wildcats?

    Ten games in, one view of the good, the bad, the ugly.

    THE GOOD. Eleven players in Billy Clyde Gillispie’s rotation are underclassmen including five who were elsewhere a season ago. And they’re learning, this ain’t high school.

    Kentucky will become a good team when DeAndre Liggins and others have a Eureka Moment, discover what team-ness is and is not.

  • SCMS students of the month

    Spencer County Middle School is proud to announce their November Students of the Month. Pictured are: Taylor Sullivan, Kellie Blacklock, Michael Fowler, Lauren Klaber, Nicole Goodlett and Justin Ferriell.

    Submitted to The Spencer Magnet